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Alexander McLEAN

Regimental number3202
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
Address11 Gertrude Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M. McLean, 11 Gertrude Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date27 February 1918
Family/military connectionsSons: 3200 Private Alexander Leslie McLEAN, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916: 3209 Victor Henry Leslie McLEAN, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 12 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916; previously reported missing, now not missing, but with unit, 10 November 1916.

Admitted to Divisional Rest Station, 3 December 1916 (pleurisy); transferred to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 4 December 1916; to Ambulance Train, 18 December 1916; to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 20 December 1916; discharged, 28 December 1916; marched into 55th Infantry Brigade Depot, 29 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 30 December 1916.

Marched out to 3rd Australian Divisional Headquarters, 25 January 1917 (medically fit for permanent base duties only); attached to 3rd Australian Divisional Headquarters, 26 January 1917.

Attached to 3rd Australian Divisional Headquarters Sanitary Company, 31 August 1917.

Proceeded to England, 7 November 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918; discharged Melbourne (family reasons), 27 February 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death15 June 1939
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLEAN Alexander

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